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'Life' for mother who killed son

A mother who beat her son before setting his body on fire will serve a minimum of 17 years in prison, after being jailed for life. 33-year-old Sara Ege killed Yaseen Ali Ege, 7, at the family home in Pontcanna, Cardiff in July 2010.

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Mother set fire to son's body to disguise murder

Sara Ege was jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 17 years Credit: Wales News Service

During her trial, the court heard Ege beat seven-year-old Yaseen to death with a stick and then burned his body in an attempt to destroy the evidence.

Yaseen was originally thought to have died in a tragic accident in the house fire.

The prosecution said Ege made no attempt to 'seek medical treatment he so obviously needed.'

Ege confessed to the killing after her arrest, saying she 'lost control,' but later retracted her confession blaming her husband, Yousef Ali Ege for Yaseen's death.

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